Journey of a researcher: From citation to 'h‑index'

  • Kusal Kanti Das Department of Physiology, Shri B.M. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, BLDE University, Bijapur ‑ 586 103, Karnataka, India.
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Often it is asked by the researcher which is more important? Is it publication or citation? This is a very tricky question because the scholarly performance of a researcher depends on both. As we know, research evaluation process of a researcher by the competent authorities like University Grants Commission (UGC), National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) or National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) considers both publication and citation as the part of metrics. Scientific publication is direct and tangible products of scientific activity. Therefore, the idea of measure of scientific performance based on the publication is sound and straight forward. Although various other parameters like mentoring abilities, online page hits, prestigious award and fellowship, international visiting fellowship or professorship are also considered as tools for researcher’s career performance. Read more...

How to Cite
Das, K. K. (2015). Journey of a researcher: From citation to ’h‑index’. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Physiology, 2(1), 1. Retrieved from